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Henry Poole Is Here

Rating: A-II (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Moving little fable of a depressed loner (Luke Wilson) whose life is changed when a warmhearted Latina busybody (Adriana Barraza) discerns a miraculous image […]

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Cursillo family picnic planned in Bartonville Sept. 6

The annual family picnic of the Peoria Cursillo community is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6, at St. Anthony’s Church, 2525 Skyway Road, in Bartonville.Cursillistas and their families and friends will join the parish community for Mass at 4:30 p.m. and then gather at the church pavilion. Peoria Cursillo will provide fried chicken, drinks and table […]

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Medical center expansion to be blessed in Galesburg Thursday

GALESBURG — A dedication and blessing for an 18,000 square foor expansion to the OSF Medical Group office at OSF St. Mary Medical Center has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, at 4 p.m. An open house for the building, located on the hospital campus, will take place at 4:30 p.m. following the dedication ceremonies. […]

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Share their pain, seek hope

METAMORA — “Very helpful.” “I think it’s fantastic.” “It’s about time we had something like this.” “Very happy to be here.” In comments shared after the Diocese of Peoria’s first Widowed and Divorced Day of Recollection, which was held last Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Lourdes, participants told of the benefits of coming together […]

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2 longtime educators recognized

There are few days when Barbara Shrode isn’t happy, but she was especially looking forward to last Wednesday. That’s the day the students walked through the doors of St. Paul’s School in Macomb to begin a new academic year. “I always think in terms of ‘I can’t wait to get everyone back in and see […]

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Principals look to St. Paul as schools reopen

KICKAPOO — With the start of a new academic year in the Diocese of Peoria, Catholic school principals have been asked to look to St. Paul for inspiration. “In the spirit of this great apostle, the men and women who serve as principals in our Catholic schools spread the Good News by their faith and […]

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Campaign opens to renovate St. Augustine Manor facility

St. Augustine Manor in Peoria has launched its first-ever capital campaign to finance several renovations and maintenance of the Catholic retirement community’s 103-year-old building. “St. Augustine’s feast day (Aug. 28) is in the month of August, so what better time for us to announce our capital campaign?” said Peoria attorney Jim Rochford, who has served […]

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New safe environment effort

BLOOMINGTON — The implementation of the Diocese of Peoria’s new “safe environment” training program got under way this month with two “training of trainers” sessions in Bloomington and Galesburg. The workshops, presented by Jerry Sanderson, assistant diocesan superintendent of schools, were designed to introduce the new training format to Catholic school principals, parish and school […]

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Newman Center move-in complete; dedication next

CHAMPAIGN — Called one of the most ambitious building projects in the history of the Diocese of Peoria when it was announced in November 2006, the $26 million residence hall expansion and renovations at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois are nearing completion and will be dedicated in a series of […]

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